By Harvey Byrne
Garry Monk tipped young striker Frank Mulhern to have a big future in September – but just five months later he has reportedly quit the club.
This then led to BBC broadcaster Adam Pope taking to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to reveal that the forward had departed the Yorkshire giants.
The revelations that the youngster has left Elland Road has come as a major shock, especially after summer appointment and current boss Monk talked him up so highly just months ago.
“Frank has got a massive future. He is a young boy in a man’s body already, and he’s got a great touch,” told Monk to a Daily Mirror print edition, as quoted by HITC.
“The Championship is tough and demanding, but Frank has the physical attributes to handle it and he can flourish, given a chance.”
Mulhern failed to make a single senior appearance for Leeds during his time at the club, while he also played just once in the Vanarama National League for Southport during a loan spell.
He does however have seven caps for Ireland at Under-19 level, where he has scored two goals.
Leeds are currently blessed in the striker department with top scorer Chris Wood, but fans will still be disappointed to see a young player leave given the club’s rich history of developing players.
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